The restaurant has operated at 1293 Bardstown Road for 24 years. | Courtesy of the Jefferson County PVA

Longstanding Louisville establishment Ramsi’s Cafe on the World is changing its hours of operation effective Jan. 2.

Starting next Tuesday, the restaurant, which turns 24 this month, will no longer serve lunch during the week. The new hours will be 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

Weekend hours will stay 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday, and 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday, with Sunday brunch service from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The owners said in a news release that they decided to change the hours so that they could focus more energy on their organic farm in Fisherville, Ky., Raising Hope Organic Farm, which they founded in 2009.

The farm has a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse as well as smaller hoop houses for growing produce indoors. The farm also houses an orchard, Alpine goats and chickens. Items grown and raised at the farm are used in dishes at Ramsi’s Cafe on the World.

“Farming is my childhood dream and the only way I can do both is to reduce my hours here at the restaurant,” chef and co-owner Ramsi Kamar said in the release. Kamar owns Ramsi’s Cafe on the World with his wife, chef Rhona Bowles Kamar.

Production at the farm has slowed down during the past two years, the Kamars noted, as both running the farm and restaurant are labor-intensive.

“Ultimately, our customers benefit because we will be bringing all of that great produce to them,” Rhona Bowles Kamar said in the release. “As restaurateurs, we believe that our business must evolve as we do. Eating cleaner and organic food has become a priority for our family. It is something we want to share with our customers.”

Although it is scaling back lunch hours, Ramsi’s Cafe on the World will continue to offer daytime catered lunches for businesses and events.

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Louisville native Caitlin Bowling has covered the local restaurant and retail scene since 2014. After graduating from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Caitlin got her start at a newspaper in the mountains of North Carolina where she won multiple state awards for her reporting. Since returning to Louisville, she’s written for Business First and Insider Louisville, winning awards for health and business reporting and becoming a go-to source for business news. In addition to restaurants and retail business, Caitlin covers real estate, economic development and tourism. Email Caitlin at [email protected]


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